View Full Version : Interested in octos.

11/25/2012, 10:06 PM
Let me begin by saying a few things.
A. I work at a fish store who give great discounts to employees. (the octo we have in is priced at 90$, If i were to buy him/her, it would be 15$) this also shows that food will not be much of a problem.
B. Easy supply of octos.
C. I have a few friends well versed in octo care, never hurts to get multiple opinions and answers.

Anywho these are some really crappy pictures of the octo we have in right now. Trying to get an ID since we commonly get these guys in alot.

Bad pics i know but any clues as to what sort of species it may be so i can kinda figure out a tank scheme it would be helpful!





this guy is the size of a baseball when all smushed up, and has tiny little eyes. no kidding that they can easily blend in.. it looks like a mushy pile of rocks lol. Any ways we had it labeled as a "brown octo" which as far as ive researched, means nothing. Previous ones were labeled as pacific brown octo, again same generalization. Asked my manager where they got him from so hopefully i can have a location soon.. thanks folks!

11/26/2012, 09:53 PM

11/28/2012, 10:43 AM
the top pics with the spikes remind me of my aculeatus
the bottom pic with the red looks like a vulgaris.
try and get a look at it's eyes, look for a kind of star pattern around the eyes, do they look like their on stalks or are they just bumps, is the mantle more rounded or elongated like a football.

11/30/2012, 04:48 PM
ok, i was barely able to make out the eyes since they were small and looked to be incorporated into the mantle (very little if any stalks), and the eyes themselves were tiny from what i could make out. Then again this could be due to the fact that he was all scrunched up...

12/01/2012, 11:53 AM
it looks like theirs some frozen shrimp on the flor, try throwing something live in like a fidler crab or gohst shrimp in their to get it moving around and get a better look my octos will ignor frozen food untill theyr hungry but go frantic for live fidlers no matter what

12/02/2012, 06:54 PM
heres a pic of my a. aculeatus showing the same spikey look as the first pic but i have never seen the red color on him like in the last pic